Flutter Baby Top- Free Pattern From Lion Brand

I had this pattern downloaded and saved in the cloud for awhile now. I had intended on making it for my daughter Olivia. The largest size available is 3 to 4 years. Olivia turned 4 yesterday. I had a feeling it wouldn’t fit her, as she’s more the size of a 5 year old, but I wanted to make it anyhow, just to see. Plus, I don’t like having all of these patterns downloaded yet never use them. So, I decided to give it a go.

The pattern is super easy, but I DID hit a snag. While the copy I had was already a corrected version, I discovered along the way that there were even more corrections made to it. So I had to download it again, the corrected version. You can find this version by clicking here: Flutter Baby Top.

The shrug DOES fit Olivia, however, it’s rather snug. So, it’ll be given away or donated. I don’t mind really. I’m happy that I finally used the pattern. Perhaps it would fit a text book size 3 to 4 year old girl.

I used Bernat Baby Sport (color Baby Pink, left over from another project), and a 3.75 mm hook. The gauge was spot-on.

Oh, and also, within the pattern download itself, there is a link provided for an adult sized shrug, but to be to honest, I didn’t even check it out. I’m not a shrug kind of person really.

My First Crochet Washcloth- Free Pattern


Well, this isn’t MY first crochet washcloth, as I’ve made millions of them (ok, maybe just 20 or so, lol), but I wanted to publish an easy pattern to go along with my SC Tutorial.  Since washcloths are usually one of the first projects a new crocheter makes, I thought this would be an appropriate pattern. Everyone can use a washcloth, right?


My First Crochet Washcloth

Free Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2018

Materials Used:

Peaches & Creme 100% cotton medium weight (“4”) yarn; 2.5 oz/70.9 g; approx. 120 yards/109 meters- 1 ball- Color “Navy”

size H/ 5 mm crochet hook


Measuring tape or ruler (to check your gauge as well as the size of the finished piece)

yarn needle (for weaving in yarn tails)

Gauge: 4 sc= 1 inch, 4 rows= 1 inch (hold a ruler or measuring tape next to your work. There should be 4 sc measuring 1 inch, and 4 rows should measure 1 inch. Following the gauge will help to ensure that your washcloth will be the same size as the one in this pattern. If your gauge is larger than what is shown here- for example, you have 3 sc in 1 inch-,  use a smaller crochet hook [try a 4.5 mm hook]. If your gauge is smaller than what is shown here- for example you have 5 sc in 1 inch-, use a larger crochet hook [try a 5.5 mm hook]. Always try to get as close to the correct gauge as possible, especially in garments, so that your work will turn out the same size as shown in the pattern.)

Finished Measurements:  about 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ (square)

Abbreviations Used (US Terminology):

Ch- chain

sc- single crochet

FC- foundation chain

RS- Right side (of work)

WS- Wrong side (of work)


Ch 35,

Row 1 (RS)- make 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and make 1 sc in each of the next ch’s of the FC, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Row 2 (WS)- make 1 sc in the first sc, and make 1 sc in each of the next sc across to the end of the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Repeat Row 2 until 9 1/2 inches long (Or desired length), finishing with a WS row (your last row worked will be a WS wrong row).

Fasten off, weave in yarn tails.

And there you have it! Your first washcloth! Congratulations!



Best Friends Amigurumi- Free Pattern

Woo…it’s getting hot out there (94 today, 98 tomorrow!). While I’m busy sitting in the A/C working on new patterns to share with you, I thought I would re-share with you a pattern that doesn’t take any real amount of lap space/coverage. I made these dolls a little over 3 years ago. They are almost completely customizable…you can change the color of their clothing, skin, hair…and make them to look like your own little girl! If you prefer embroidered eyes you can do that instead of using safety eyes, or you can pick a safety eye in the color of your choice!

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I made these dolls in the Spring of 2015, but have just now typed up the pattern for them. A little girl who lives local to me now owns them, and the last I heard she sleeps with them nightly and they are her “Best Friends”. So, I’ve named this pattern for that 🙂 My husband and I had named them Myrtle (on the left) and Mavis (on the right), but of course you are free to call them whatever you wish! The colors are completely customizable. You can use whichever colors you wish to, perhaps make them look like your own little girl! Each doll is roughly 11 inches tall. Gauge really isn’t important, so long as the stitches are tight together so that the stuffing doesn’t pop through. The pattern was very lengthy to type out, so please overlook any typo’s I might’ve made 🙂 On that note…

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Neck Pillow- Free Pattern

Good Thursday to you!
Today’s re-blogged post is a pattern for a really simple neck pillow, which I created two years ago for my husband while he was getting ready to come home from a lengthy stay at the rehab hospital after having major spinal surgery. I remember the anxiety and impatience I was feeling to have him home with us again. Working on this project helped ease those feelings.
The pillow was made with Crafters Secret yarn from Hobby Lobby, which is a medium weight yarn. You can substitute any other brand for the pillow. Actually, you could change the size of the yarn as well, just remember to use a hook size better suited for the yarn you use. It would also look cute with crocheted embellishments such as flowers sewn to it, which is something I’ve thought about doing myself, should I ever remake it.
Enjoy the pattern, enjoy your Thursday!
Happy Hookin ‘

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